Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid training is an internationally recognised programme designed to promote awareness of psychological and emotional well-being and mental health and to support professionals to recognise and respond to mental health issues in 8-18 year olds.
Wiltshire Council are able to offer this training at a reduced rate, compared to most other national providers, with discounts for those that work with Wiltshire young people.
Key areas covered within this course include:
Emotional, mental, social and psychological well-being
Eating disorders, Self Harm, Suicide
Child, adolescent and family psychosocial development
Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis
Bullying, cyber bullying
Promoting protective factors and good parenting.
The Youth MHFA course will teach you how to:
• Recognise the early signs of a mental health problem in young people
• Feel confident helping a young person experiencing a mental health problem
• Guide a young person towards the right support
The 1/2 day course, valued at £125, is subsidised for Wiltshire schools by Wiltshire Council.
Cost for Wiltshire schools £70.
Cost for staff beyond Wiltshire: £125.
This is the only YMHFA course that the Wiltshire team are currently delivering both online and face to face.
The 1 day course, valued at £200, is subsidised for Wiltshire schools by Wiltshire Council.
Cost for Wiltshire schools £75.
Cost for staff from beyond Wiltshire £150.
The 2 day course, valued at £300, is subsidised for Wiltshire schools by Wiltshire Council.
Cost for Wiltshire schools £100.
Cost for staff from beyond Wiltshire £200.
Schools may request a 1 day course to be held at their school, if they can ensure that 10-16 people can attend (Wiltshire schools @ £800, out of county schools @ £1600 per course)
Schools may request a 2 day course to be held at their school, if they can ensure that 10-16 people can attend (Wiltshire schools @ £1200, out of county schools @ £2400 per course)
Other organisations can also request training.
YMHFA training is delivered to several Wiltshire Council teams as well as a range of external organisations in Wiltshire.
2023 and 2024 central training dates for schools
Youth Mental Health First Aid - half day course (online) @ £70 per person
- Monday 20th March 2023 1/2 day online
- Thursday 16th November 2023 1/2 day online
- Thursday 20th June 2024 1/2 day online
Become a Youth Mental Health First Aider - 2 day course (face to face) @ £100 per person
- Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th April 2023
- Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th October 2023
- Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th April 2024
Course dates with links to booking on on Right Choice when available